In this document, we explore the Philosophy of Data (PoD) and its roots amongst other disciplines. The Philosophy of Data seeks to understand the nature of data through experimental philosophy. In order to understand the many different ontologies of data, information, and knowledge out there, this paper will describe part of the problem space in terms of other disciplines and make an argument for the establishment of this new philosophical field. Furthermore, we will show how the PoD is very important to IS scholars and practitioners.
Ballsun-Stanton, Brian and Bunker, Deborah, "Philosophy of Data (PoD) and its Importance to the Discipline of Information Systems" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 435.